Why See De Profundis?
In 1897, nearing the end of his prison sentence but by no means used to the degradation of physical labour and mental hardship that had befallen him over the past few years, Oscar Wilde was allowed by the governor to compose a letter for 'medicinal purposes'. What followed became an extensive missive, ostensibly addressed to his errant and vain lover Lord Alfred Bosie, evolving over its course from an account of their tumultuous relationship to Wilde's own meditation on his spiritual journey whilst incarcerated.
Adapted by Frank McGuiness, this epistolary composition now comes to the stage courtesy of Dominic Dromgole's year long Wilde Season and actor Simon Callow.
Especially relevant with the recent celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act that marked the legalisation of homosexuality in Britain, Wilde's words 'from the depths' are a reminder of the true nature and consequences of criminalising same sex relationships.
Opening night: 3 January 2018
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